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Linzess Weight Gain

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BA Says:
 
I was just prescribed Linzess for my IBS. I am wondering if others on this medicine have experienced wieght gain?

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Verwon Says:
 
Actually, since it usually causes gastrointestinal side effects, including diarrhea, it's usually known to cause the opposite problem of weight loss.

You should also be informed that some people develop serve, ongoing diarrhea, so you need to watch out for that and contact your doctor if it happens.

Learn more Linzess details here.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Melinda Says:
 
I've gained 4 pounds in 3 days since I started taking Linzess. I am on weight watchers so I count points so I know it is not my food intake. I don't usually fluctuate in pounds so I think it's the new meds. I am still taking Miralax but it doesn't seem like either are working. I look pregnant now. It may take 2 weeks for the meds to work. I may need a higher dose. I'll give it a more time.

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JANE Says:
 
I started on Linaclotide a couple of weeks back. It isn't working very well at all, and I am constantly hungry. Anyone else having this result?

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Ron Says:
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I had the same weight gain on 145 mcg of Linzess, four or five pounds the first week. Am finding it very difficult to lose that weight. Many others have complained of sudden weight gain. I called the manufacturer and informed them of same. I've discussed this with my doctor but we can't figure it out.

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sharon Says:
 
I have a question. I have a 2month expired bottle of Linzess. It was a sample. I haven't tried it yet and still wanted to try it. Is it dangerous?

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Ron Says:
 
Do you mean is it dangerous because it is beyond the expiration date? I doubt it. If you mean is it dangerous to use in general, no. From my experience, it is safe.

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Lynn Says:
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I took Linzess for about 3 weeks back in the fall. The first week, I had diarrhea almost daily, and I lost a couple of pounds. I thought I had found a miracle cure for my chronic constipation and bloating. The next week, I was still having regular soft bowel movements, but I starting feeling bloated again and noticed I was gaining weight. I thought it was just water weight, so I kept taking Linzess for another week until I was smart enough to Google Linzess and weight gain.

I gained 7 lbs. in just under 2 weeks. I'm only 5'2", so that is a significant weight gain for me. Fast forward to 7 months later, and I'm still struggling to lose those extra pounds even with intense daily exercise. It's the most difficult excess weight I've ever battled...even after gaining far too much weight with both of my pregnancies, I was able to work out daily and bounce back fairly quickly. I can not get rid of this stupid Linzess weight and it's very frustrating. I would rather deal with constipation than the extra pounds.

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LaTanya Says:
 
I have been (was) on linzess for 6 mos but wasnt taking it regularly. I noticed weight fluctuations. I was consistant as of april 2014 and i stopped taking it as of July 2014. I gained 20lbs. I was going to the gym 3-4 times a week. I put myself on a vegetable and seafood diet. nothing but continued gain. My average size was a 6. the largest i own in a 10 but not even the 10 will fit.

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Angel Says:
 
I have just started taking Linzess for my IBS and I've noticed that I have less appetite and am actually loosing weight. Am I just the exception or should I expect to see this change over time?

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Gee Says:
 
I have been taking Linzess for about a month, because I have severe IBS. I guess I am the opposite as well. My beginning weight started at 218 and as of August 18,2014 , I weight 210. I weigh in every Monday. For me it is a life changer and saver as well. I have changed my diet as well. Fruit smoothie in the morning, one good meal and a fruit smoothie in the evening. I also read it takes about 12hours for all food to metabolize in fat and proteins, maybe thats why I have lost so much weight. I take my Linzess at the end of the day before going to bed, allowing it to perform a detox. Thank you Linzess.

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